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how do you start a conversation with a guy you like?

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love-struck

Johnson City, TN

#1 Nov 15, 2011
there's a guy..and i want to talk with him, but i don't know how to start conversation with him...any help? like convo starters or any advice at all?
Benny Hill

Smyrna, TN

#2 Nov 15, 2011
love-struck wrote:
there's a guy..and i want to talk with him, but i don't know how to start conversation with him...any help? like convo starters or any advice at all?
Walk up to him and say "How's it hangin?"
Benny Hill

Smyrna, TN

#3 Nov 15, 2011
love-struck wrote:
there's a guy..and i want to talk with him, but i don't know how to start conversation with him...any help? like convo starters or any advice at all?
Okay, serious advice. First of all, almost all guys like sports. What age is the guy? Where did he go to either high school or college? Get back to me and I'll give you some ideas.
iojiojiojio

Paducah, KY

#4 Nov 15, 2011
your a girl right you dont have to talk just say hi and the rest is automatic man chicks have it so easy
Benny Hill

Smyrna, TN

#5 Nov 15, 2011
love-struck wrote:
there's a guy..and i want to talk with him, but i don't know how to start conversation with him...any help? like convo starters or any advice at all?
Do you know his name? Does he know your name? Where do you see him? How often do you see him? Have you two ever spoken to each other? Help us out.
Heart attack ack ack

Gallatin, TN

#6 Nov 16, 2011
Baby...you should just go up to me and just start talking.
love-struck

Johnson City, TN

#7 Nov 16, 2011
he's a senior and i'm a freshman. we talk some, but not as much as i would like...and i don't know what to talk about.
love-struck

Johnson City, TN

#8 Nov 16, 2011
and we're both in band...that's the only place we see each other..
Benny Hill

Smyrna, TN

#9 Nov 16, 2011
love-struck wrote:
he's a senior and i'm a freshman. we talk some, but not as much as i would like...and i don't know what to talk about.
I am going to be perfectly honest with you. I thought that you were older and I was going to suggest some conversation breakers. It has been so many years since I was your age that I am not sure how to help. Ask for his help on some school assignment maybe. Talk about your interests or his. It is fairly common at your age to not know what to talk about because you haven't lived long enough or been exposed to a wide variety of experiences. Being a good conversationalist often comes with age and life experience. Maybe someone younger can hop in here to help. Sorry I wasn't able to do more.
Maybe

Charlotte, NC

#10 Nov 16, 2011
Benny Hill wrote:
<quoted text>I am going to be perfectly honest with you. I thought that you were older and I was going to suggest some conversation breakers. It has been so many years since I was your age that I am not sure how to help. Ask for his help on some school assignment maybe. Talk about your interests or his. It is fairly common at your age to not know what to talk about because you haven't lived long enough or been exposed to a wide variety of experiences. Being a good conversationalist often comes with age and life experience. Maybe someone younger can hop in here to help. Sorry I wasn't able to do more.
I'm a divorced middle age woman. Help me out! Lol! I see attractive men out in public and usually only have a limited amount of time to strike up a conversation in public places. I'm not one to go to bars to meet people and online dating is out of the question. How should I express interest without being too aggressive, desperate of otherwise pathetic?
Cant Speak

Smyrna, TN

#11 Nov 16, 2011
I have the same problem..I see this man at work..I think he's attractive, but I don't know what to say to him. My friends at work have told me all about him, but I just can't seem to get any words out when I see him. He has absolutely no idea I'm even interested in him. Now if I've had a few drinks...thats a different story. They don't serve drinks at my work...lol :) Maybe is on the right track...you don't want to seem aggressive.
Benny Hill

Knoxville, TN

#12 Nov 17, 2011
Cant Speak wrote:
I have the same problem..I see this man at work..I think he's attractive, but I don't know what to say to him. My friends at work have told me all about him, but I just can't seem to get any words out when I see him. He has absolutely no idea I'm even interested in him. Now if I've had a few drinks...thats a different story. They don't serve drinks at my work...lol :) Maybe is on the right track...you don't want to seem aggressive.
I am not sure how to advise you if you are able to speak when you've had a couple of drinks, but freeze up otherwise. I guess you should get a couple of belts before you clock in and then let her rip. Just kidding. Most all guys want their ego stroked. Tell him you liked the way he handled this or that problem at work, or say "has your work been as hectic lately as mine?" "Is this place going to kill both of us?", but in a laughing manner. Ask for his advice about some aspect of your job. Ask him if he thinks that Tennessee will beat Vandy and Kentucky in football and get to a bowl game. If he says that he doesn't like football, tell him you don't either...you're just trying to make conversation. If he has a sense of humor, he will think it's funny. He may want to talk to you and be just as shy or confused as to how to start. The conversation may get awkward, but what is there to lose? I've made a fool of myself on more than one occasion, probably am now. Good luck!
Benny Hill

Knoxville, TN

#13 Nov 17, 2011
Maybe wrote:
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I'm a divorced middle age woman. Help me out! Lol! I see attractive men out in public and usually only have a limited amount of time to strike up a conversation in public places. I'm not one to go to bars to meet people and online dating is out of the question. How should I express interest without being too aggressive, desperate of otherwise pathetic?
Read my last post and adapt it to your situation. Don't be afraid to look stupid . You could possibly miss out on something. Big deal if you strike out. He may be just as shy, or he may be taken, or he may just not be interested. Don't be afraid to introduce yourself. Look him in the eye , reach out to shake his hand. If you walk , get a dog. It's a great ice breaker. If you see some guy out with a dog, ask him about what kind it is, or if he's had it for long. If it's a big dog, ask him it it eats him out of house and home. If a guy is interested, he won't think that you look aggressive, desperate, or otherwise pathetic.
Maybe

Charlotte, NC

#14 Nov 17, 2011
Benny Hill wrote:
<quoted text>Read my last post and adapt it to your situation. Don't be afraid to look stupid . You could possibly miss out on something. Big deal if you strike out. He may be just as shy, or he may be taken, or he may just not be interested. Don't be afraid to introduce yourself. Look him in the eye , reach out to shake his hand. If you walk , get a dog. It's a great ice breaker. If you see some guy out with a dog, ask him about what kind it is, or if he's had it for long. If it's a big dog, ask him it it eats him out of house and home. If a guy is interested, he won't think that you look aggressive, desperate, or otherwise pathetic.
You are GREAT with these ideas! Maybe you should write a column. I'm actually considered to be attractive, educated and I get accused for having a lot to offer. I try not to be too much of a smarty pants or snobby. I feel like my problem is that I'm just a little shy sometimes and don't want to get turned down. I could show this guy the time of his life but would be devastated if he wasn't interested for whatever reason. Ive heard he is kinda quiet too. I finally got my nerve up to speak to him but guys he knows showed up seconds before I could "make a move". I suppose if it's meant to be then it will. Thanks so much for your kindness and suggestions!
Benny Hill

Knoxville, TN

#15 Nov 17, 2011
Maybe wrote:
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You are GREAT with these ideas! Maybe you should write a column. I'm actually considered to be attractive, educated and I get accused for having a lot to offer. I try not to be too much of a smarty pants or snobby. I feel like my problem is that I'm just a little shy sometimes and don't want to get turned down. I could show this guy the time of his life but would be devastated if he wasn't interested for whatever reason. Ive heard he is kinda quiet too. I finally got my nerve up to speak to him but guys he knows showed up seconds before I could "make a move". I suppose if it's meant to be then it will. Thanks so much for your kindness and suggestions!
I guess that I could start a Dear Benny column with advice for the lovelorn, but it sounds gay to me.
Samaemae

Diller, NE

#16 Sep 4, 2012
He tells me he likes me and then tells me he is not ready for a relationship! Should i keep waiting for him or just move on?

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#17 Sep 4, 2012
Nita Mann- were you Maybe on this thread?
depot native

United States

#18 Sep 6, 2012
love-struck wrote:
he's a senior and i'm a freshman. we talk some, but not as much as i would like...and i don't know what to talk about.
Ask him if he knowes how to hide a camel in the desert? Answer camo. He laugh and u broke the ice. Use the long word for camo. Couldn't spell it. Make them laugh and u can win the world.
depot native

United States

#19 Sep 6, 2012
Maybe wrote:
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I'm a divorced middle age woman. Help me out! Lol! I see attractive men out in public and usually only have a limited amount of time to strike up a conversation in public places. I'm not one to go to bars to meet people and online dating is out of the question. How should I express interest without being too aggressive, desperate of otherwise pathetic?
. Ask him how to hide a camel etc.... look above will work for u and have fun and smile
depot native

United States

#20 Sep 6, 2012
Maybe wrote:
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You are GREAT with these ideas! Maybe you should write a column. I'm actually considered to be attractive, educated and I get accused for having a lot to offer. I try not to be too much of a smarty pants or snobby. I feel like my problem is that I'm just a little shy sometimes and don't want to get turned down. I could show this guy the time of his life but would be devastated if he wasn't interested for whatever reason. Ive heard he is kinda quiet too. I finally got my nerve up to speak to him but guys he knows showed up seconds before I could "make a move". I suppose if it's meant to be then it will. Thanks so much for your kindness and suggestions!
2 kinds of love 1 huba huba kind and 2nd the kind he will look out for your welfare . Hope u find both luvout

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